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The Marsalis Family: New DVD, NPR "Jazz Set" Broadcast & Tonight Show Appearance

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DVD release in stores April 15--features bonus performances, exclusive interview footage and Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

NPR “Jazz Set" Radio Broadcast and Tonight Show TV Appearance To Celebrate Father's Day

Cambridge, MA The Crescent Citys most celebrated jazz family led by the patriarch, Ellis Marsalis recently concluded their first-ever tour in support of the critically acclaimed album (released on February 4th) and PBS special, The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration. The anticipated April 15th DVD release furthers the celebration and features all of the music-making Marsalises - father Ellis on piano and sons Branford (tenor and soprano saxophones), Delfeayo (trombone) Jason (drums), and Wynton (trumpet) - along with bassist Roland Guerin and a special guest appearance by Harry Connick Jr.

Ellis, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason will make a special Fathers Day performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC-TV, Monday, June 9 11:30 P.M. EDT. On June 5, “Jazz Set," hosted by Dee Dee Bridgewater and heard on upwards of 200 NPR affiliate stations, will feature selections from the live recording of the sold-out March 2 concert held at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

Marsalis Musics premier DVD release features One Father-Four Sons and showcases two generations of jazz and captures the essence of the familys historic August 4, 2001 New Orleans concert, with bonus performance and exclusive interview footage added (including Caravan, Limehouse Blues, and The Partys Over, only on DVD). The entire DVD also features Dolby 5.1 Video/Audio surround sound. Harry Connick, Jr, perhaps Ellis most prominent former student, stated that “Ive played for presidents and queens and every other thing... nothing made me feel better than seeing my name up there with the Marsalis." Delfeayo added that the concert “was an accurate representation of our family collectively and individuallywho we are as people and where we are as musicians."

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